Andrew Shorthouse lives in Sheffield and comes from a family of artists in Leicestershire (GS Shorthouse PVPRMS HS, Vivienne Cawson RBSA).
He was a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in Sheffield until his retirement in 2010, when he took up oil portrait painting with Paul Wright in Leicester. Andrew now devotes most of his free time to oil portraits.
He regularly has his work accepted at the RBSA Open, Prize and Friends Exhibitions and was elected ARBSA at the first attempt in 2016. Andrew has received awards and commendations at the RBSA, Patchings Art Festival, and at various local open competitions and his work has been featured in The Artist Magazine.
Andrew accepts commissions for oil portraits and his fees are donated to St Lukes’ Hospice in Sheffield, where he is one of the patrons.